Larry Roy Henshaw

Army of the United States
22 March 1950 - 01 May 1970
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Panel 11W Line 079


Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star (2), Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Larry Roy Henshaw

16 Oct 1999


two of my high school friends,

Larry R Henshaw


Ricky L. James

From a classmate,
Kim Stover

20 Feb 2005

Larry was my best friend while in Vietnam. We talked about a lot of different things, he talked about the band he was in back home, his family, and all the things we were going to do when we got back home.

Well, Larry never made it back home the way he had planned.

I was with him the day he was killed. I will never forget it as long as I live, he has been my hero for the last thirty-five years. Larry was the best - he was a great person, and my brother. I have always carried him in my heart and it took a long time for me to say his name out loud, it was like a very sacred word to me. God Bless you, Larry, you are in my heart forever.

Your Brother,
Wade Murphy

15 Apr 2005

this is the first time that I have been able to sit and write to you, old friend. Over the past 35 years ... you come to mind quite often. We came into country together and humped the field together ... I went to the Ghostriders and became a doorgunner ... how I wished that you had come with me ... ya just didn't want to fly.

I still remember us pulling OP duty (when I was back in the infantry) and later flying over you as we shared a wave and peace sign ... while you stood looking up from a dirty bunker on some red clay covered firebase.

Well, Larry we came into country together but you broke your promise to me ... I forgive you, my brother ... we did not leave country together ... Maybe not physically but you have always remained in my heart ... I share your memory and your name with many ... You are not forgotten.

I will always remember the day that I heard of you dying ... It changed my life forever.

You are sorely missed, my friend and brother.

Bill McFarland
A Company, 158th Avn

From his best friend in Vietnam,
William C McFarland
113 Covey Lane

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, lost seven men on 01 May 1970:
  • A Company:
    • SSG Robert L. Collett, Ages, KY
    • SGT Larry R. Henshaw, Sapulpa, OK
    • PFC Samuel S. Lance, Chickamauga, GA

  • B Company:
    • SGT Jimmy A. Hill, Bladensburg, MD
    • SP4 John H. Barrett, Fort Valley, GA
    • SP4 Calvin E. Nolt, Mount Joy, PA
    • PFC Thomas J. Kaufman, Lexington, KY

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a high school friend,
Kim Stover
16 Oct 1999

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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